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Too Much Time in the Sun? Skin Patch Might Tell

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new mint-sized, battery-free patch that alerts wearers to potentially harmful sunlight exposure in real time might become a powerful weapon in preventing skin cancer. Powered by the sun while…

Shield Yourself From the Summer Sun

SATURDAY, July 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you're out having fun in the sun this summer, remember to take steps to prevent sunburn. Along with being painful, sunburns can cause lasting damage that can lead to a number of skin problems,…

Strategies to Avoid Sunburn

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you could protect yourself from cancer, you'd do it, right? Yet most Americans still aren't taking the easiest step to prevent the most commonly diagnosed type -- skin cancer, which will affect one…

'Face-Aging' Photos Convince Tanners to Shun the Sun

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Where fear of skin cancer has little effect, vanity may succeed. In a new study, sun worshippers who were shown computer images of how their face would age after years of ultraviolet (UV) light…

Here Comes the Sun, and Kid Sun Safety

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Summer sun brings childhood fun, but experts warn it also brings skin cancer dangers, even for kids. "Don't assume children cannot get skin cancer because of their age," said Dr. Alberto Pappo, director…

Why Some Are Still Skeptical of Tanning Bed Risks

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The health risks are high for young people who use tanning beds, but not all parents seem to see it that way. To figure out why that is, researchers polled more than 1,200 parents of U.S. kids aged…